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About the collections

The Library collects manuscripts that enhance and support the University's teaching and research programs.  The geographic focus of many of these collections is Victorian and particularly the Geelong and Western district region.

The collections are strongest in the areas of:

  • regional history and government
  • schools
  • accounting history
  • architecture

Find these collections

Items in these collections have 'Manuscript collection' in the entry and may have the prefixes:


Some manuscript collections also have detailed finding aids.

There are manuscript collections at the Warrnambool Campus Library and the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library.

Collection highlights

The manuscript collections are particularly strong in the areas of architecture, education and Western Victoria.

Some noteworthy collections are:

Get in touch

Book an appointment or visit our Burwood and Waterfront spaces. Our Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment, weekdays only.